Community Shield predictions: Best Price Boosts and Specials for Arsenal vs Liverpool

It’s been under a month since the domestic season in England ended, with that final match seeing a resurgent Arsenal beat Chelsea in the FA Cup Final at Wembley.

Now, The Gunners return to Wembley for the first game of the 2020/21 campaign as they face Liverpool in the traditional curtain raiser: The Community Shield.

Arsenal’s triumph in an eerily silent Wembley Stadium brought the most bizarre domestic season in memory to a close but, while the Community Shield will still be played behind closed doors, Saturday hopefully marks the beginning of a more successful campaign.

In anticipation of Saturday’s curtain raiser, we’ve rounded up some of the very best Price Boosts and VB Specials that Virgin Bet have to offer. You can also check out the rest of our betting tips and analysis on our Arsenal vs Liverpool predictions page.


Virgin Bet’s Price Boosts explained

Virgin Bet are offering customers more with their excellent Price Boost offers for all of this weekend’s action. With a nod to the unique, Virgin Bet offer interesting markets at enhanced odds to customers looking for maximum value.

It’s a pretty straight forward task to find Virgin Bet’s Price Boosts and Special for an individual fixture.

Simply navigate to the game of your choice and select the “VB Specials” tab along the top menu and you’ll be shown a list of all of Virgin Bet’s offers for that match.

If you’re on the lookout for multi-game enhanced selections, then you can find them by clicking “Price Boosts” in the left-hand menu on the home page.

Check out working examples of how their Price Boosts work by viewing some of their enhanced odds offers for this week’s FA Cup fixtures below.

For a full list of terms and conditions, visit Virgin Bet’s promotion page by clicking here


Best Community Shield Price Boosts and VB Specials

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score 2+ goals

Was 5/1 —> Now 7/1

The 2019/20 campaign was a difficult one for Arsenal, and even with the appointment of Mikel Arteta the resurgent Gunners could only manage an 8th place finish in the Premier League. Their FA Cup triumph was obviously a huge success, but one of the few silver linings in an otherwise disappointing season was the continued excellence from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Arsenal’s star attacker scored 29 goals in all competitions and finished second in the Golden Boot race. His ruthlessness really came to the fore in the latter stages of the season, and he scored nine goals in his final nine appearances. He netted a brace in three of his last four appearances of the season, including in the FA Cup Final against Chelsea, so backing him to brag another double looks excellent value at 7/1.

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Both teams to score in the 1st half

Was 5/2 —> Now 3/1

Goals are usually the order of the day when Arsenal and Liverpool lock horns. Their last ten meetings have averaged an incredible 5.2 goals per game and both teams have scored in nine of these matches.

There were first half goals scored at both ends in five of these matches, and in last season’s Premier League champions Liverpool scored in the first half in 79% of their games. Given the high scoring history of these two teams, 3/1 looks a very generous price for a flurry of first half activity.

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Mo Salah in the Champions League

Aubameyang and Salah 2+ shots on target each

Was 7/2 —> Now 9/2

We’ve already discussed Aubameyang’s danger in front of goal, and you don’t post those goalscoring numbers without testing the keeper a few times. The Gabon international averaged 2.6 shots per game in the Premier League last season and hit the target an average of 1.2 times per match.

Mohamed Salah isn’t quite as clinical in front of goal, but he achieves his goalscoring figures through sheer force of numbers. He averaged a massive 4.0 shots per game in the Premier League and Champions League last term and hit the target an average of 1.7 times per match.

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Xhaka & Fabinho both to be carded at 8/1

Combative midfielder Granit Xhaka has never been one to shy away from a tackle, and the Swiss midfielder is good value to get into the referee’s bad books again this weekend. Xhaka picked up 13 yellow cards for Arsenal last season and was booked in three of his final eight appearances. He doesn’t have the cleanest of histories with Liverpool either, picking up a card in five of his last eight meetings with the Anfield club.

Xhaka’s counterpart on Jurgen Klopp’s team is likely to be Fabinho. The Brazilian midfielder was booked eight times for Liverpool last term and has been booked in two of his four previous meetings with Arsenal.

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3+ goals, 3+ cards and 12+ corners at 5/1

The propensity for goals when Arsenal and Liverpool meet has already been talked about but, just to reiterate, there have been at least three goals scored in nine of their last ten previous meetings and there’s no reason to think this will stop on Saturday.

Goals aren’t the only thing that fly in when they meet, though. Crunching tackles come in from every direction and the referee often finds himself reaching into his pocket. Six of the last nine clashes have produced three or more cards, with an average of 3.55 cards per game being dished out over this period.

We’re in similar territory when it comes to corners. Arsenal saw an average of 12 corners per game in the Premier League last season, winning 6.05 and conceding 5.95 per game respectively. This was the highest tally in the top flight, and with Liverpool’s average sitting at a healthy 10.97 corners per game odds of 5/1 for this treble look excellent.

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